Today is Give to the Max day here in MN to support local non profits. The ACLU of MN worked very hard on defeating two ballot measures here in MN last week - a Voter ID amendment that would've disenfranchised 300,000 MN upon passing and a marriage amendment that would have made our constitution define marriage as only between one man and one woman. Both these amendments had been up high in the polls, at one point the Voter ID amendment was up 60 points.
The ACLU was influential in getting the facts of the Voter ID amendment out. The ACLU sued in the MN Supreme Court, set up debates on the issue and was a constant voice in all media across the state.
On Give to the Max day, small donations are matched by Board members, allowing the ACLU to double any donation.